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From: Dylan Nicholson (dylan_nicholson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-21 17:43:55

Just jumping in with an idea.

Perhaps a good command to model remove on is the POSIX rm shell command.
rm on its own treats non-existence as an error.
rm -f however doesn't. Maybe we need the equivalent of a 'force' option to
remove, or a force_remove, that deletes files even if they are read-only
(assuming they can be made deletable), and ignores non-existence.

In fact in general there is much to be said for modelling a filesystem library
on POSIX shell commands (as well as the POSIX system calls, although in general
they aren't nearly as powerful).

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